Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir Watercolors




Maybe all the rainy, cloudy days are influencing my palette! Still having fun exploring these small landscapes with the addition of white gouache.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolor




This is elongated format. I accidentally ordered wrong size mat and this is what they sent me. :)
It's 2.5 x 5 inches. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolors

Here is a link to an article on the Ashokan Reservoir:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/watershed_protection/ashokan.shtml

I live just a few miles from it and go for walks quite often. It's about 12 miles long and about a mile wide. Best time is at sunset as you probably see from my posts!

These are about 3x3 inches and $125 unframed plus shipping (outside the U.S.)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir waterrolors





All watercolors are on 4 ply Strathmore plate finish paper 500 series.
2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolors

Leena asked me how I frame these small paintings- there's a pic on my website joycewashor.wordpres.com of me in front of paintings.Also, I cut the paper before I paint but I often crop them with a mat before framing. I'll have to take a pic of new white frame and post it!
Thanks Leena for the questions!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir Watercolors



I reworked the dark one- I had posted the first version in the previous post.
Both 3x3 inches. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolors



One of the first paintings that my husband and I bought (over 25 years ago) was of the Ashokan Reservoir- not a watercolor, an oil by Barbara Boyd. These are reminiscent of that painting. Inspiration can come from your own collection!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolors



Two very different color feelings. We lost power yesterday because of storm - but thankful it didn't last too long. Life is yin/yang!
Both watercolors are 3x3 inches.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolors 3x3 inches



Trying out a new size- square! These are 3x3 inches!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Small Paintings

Here's a link to see more of my new book and read about small paintings.
I was actually just reading my FB feed and thought this an interesting article. Then it mentions
Think Big!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ashokan reservoir watercolors



More studies of the reservoir... all 3.5 x 5 inches. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Ashokan Reservoir watercolors



The Ashokan Reservoir is the main source of water for NYC. It's only a few miles from my house! Love to go there for its beauty and a chance for a walk. It's about 12 miles long and a mile at its widest so plenty of spots for pics!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New florals

As usual, these are 5x3.5 inches. Can't wait for sprig!!!